BOURNEMOUTH'S delivery office customer service point will open on Sundays from this weekend.

The Royal Mail office in Wellington Road, which serves customers in the BH1, BH2, BH3, BH5, BH6, BH7 and BH8 postcodes, is to open between 11am and 3pm every Sunday.

Mike Newnham, Royal Mail’s chief customer officer, said the change will allow online shoppers who aren't at home during weekdays to collect their parcels at a convenient time.

“We are continuing to be more responsive to our customers and are providing even more options for people to receive items they have ordered online," he said.

"Our extended opening hours initiative and additional Sunday openings is just one of the ways we are transforming our business to a more customer-focused parcel business.”